Believe it or not, bamboo is not just pandas' food. It can also be used to craft other things, like this elegant stirrer.
But why do you need it? Imagine your beautiful glass siphon gently heating on the counter, the water almost boiling, and about to climb into the upper brew chamber. It's almost time to stir the coffee, and you grab a spoon in anticipation. Suddenly you realize that the spoon is too short, and with just one move you could easily damage your beloved siphon.
This is when the bamboo stirrer comes in.
Soft, efficient, good length for all brewing methods, and paddle shaped for smoother agitation. It is also very easy to clean, as you only need to wipe it with a damp cloth after use and then let it dry.
And if your Hario Bamboo Shaker is starting to look "well liked", you can easily justify buying a new one, as the old one will quickly mix up your pot of natural peanut butter.